See How Kirsten Dunst, Ariana DeBose, Billie Eilish and More Celebrated Their 2022 Oscar Nominations

The 2022 Oscar nominations have finally been revealed. Scroll on to read the reactions from more nominees, including Olivia Colman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove and more.

By Elyse Dupre Feb 08, 2022 3:43 PMTags
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A few stars are one step closer to making their dreams come true and nabbing a coveted Academy Award.

On Feb. 8, Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan announced the 2022 Oscar nominations during a live stream, revealing that the western drama The Power of the Dog leads the pack with 12 nominations followed by sci-fi flick Dune with 10. In their wake is the coming-of-age story Belfast and remake of the musical West Side Story, each earning seven nods, while King Richard—which is based on the true story of Venus Williams, Serena Williams and their father Richard Williams—received six. 

Haven't watched all the contenders yet? Don't worry! You still have a few weeks left to binge-watch them. The 94th annual Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. on Sunday, Mar. 27.

Can't wait until then? Celebrate this year's nominees by reading some of their reactions.

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And congratulations to all the nominees!


Kirsten Dunst

"To be honored by the Academy is a truly humbling experience," the Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee said in a statement, giving a shout-out to her longtime love and The Power of the Dog costar Jesse Plemons. "For both Jesse and I to get our first nominations together is beyond our wildest dreams. Congratulations to Jane [Campion], Benedict [Cumberbatch], Kodi [Smit-McPhee] and Jesse on their nominations and the entire cast and crew of The Power of the Dog. Working on this film was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I'm forever grateful for Jane trusting me to bring Rose's story to life. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing our work and for putting me amongst such a remarkable group of actresses."

Billie Eilish & Finneas O'Connell

"Words cannot describe how honored and excited we are to have been nominated for an Academy Award for our song 'No Time To Die,'" the sibling duo, who are nominated in the Best Original Song category for their song in No Time to Die, said in a statement. "It was a lifelong dream of ours to write a Bond theme, and one we never thought would ever come true. It's completely unbelievable that we are here being recognized for this song, and this is a peak life experience for us as songwriters and artists. To be recognized today among these other incredible nominees is something we most certainly do not take for granted. Thank you to the Academy, from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you to Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson for allowing us this incredible opportunity, and to be part of Daniel Craig's unparalleled legacy as James Bond. Thank you to Cary Joji Fukunaga, and last but not least, thank you to Hans Zimmer, Stephen Lipson and Johnny Marr for being an absolute joy to work with on this song."

Ariana DeBose

"WHAT JUST HAPPENED!?!" the West Side Story star, who is up in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category, tweeted. "Once I compose myself I'll have real words to say. But until then… "


Lin-Manuel Miranda

"So many times I happy screamed for friends this morning (@questlove! @ArianaDeBose! @paulgtazewell ! more!)," Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Best Original Song nominee (for his song "Dos Oruguitas" in Encanto) tweeted, "but I woke up all of Washington Heights for @germaine_franco & Garfield & our #TickTickBoomMovie editors @MyronKerstein and Andy Weisblum! Grateful grateful grateful!"


"DDFSVGBDFHRTMJUJYHTGRFBGHJUYETGRBNHJUJHTGRFBGHFGJYHGRFBGHJUYJHTGEBDFNH J!!!!!!!!!!" the Best Documentary (Feature) nominee for Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) tweeted, later adding, "Oscar Nominated Film Director Questlove......I just need to see this in print. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

In a later statement, he also shared, "It is a huge honor to receive this nomination. The Harlem Cultural Festival was both a testament to Black genius and Black joy at a formative time in our country's history, and a cautionary tale about the way that history, especially Black history, can be erased. Being entrusted with the responsibility of keeping that past visible has been one of the great honors of my life. I am beyond gratified to be nominated alongside these four other incredible filmmakers. Congratulations to the entire filmmaking team and everyone at Searchlight, Onyx, and Hulu."

Olivia Colman

"Oh my god yes. I'm SO EXCITED!!!" the actress, nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Lost Daughter, said in a statement. "And with Maggie [Gyllenhaal] and Jessie [Buckley], and our fellow nominees, this feeling right now is bloody brilliant. Thank you thank you thank thank you xxxxxx."



Nicole Kidman

"WOW! I'm so overwhelmed!" the actress, who is nominated in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category for her performance in Being the Ricardos, said in a statement. "Just having breakfast with my family when the nominations came in. What a beautiful way to find out! I share this with them, Javier [Bardem], J.K. [Simmons], Nina [Arianda] and with ALL the cast and Aaron Sorkin, as this is ours together. This was the hardest role I've ever done and to be honored this way is deeply appreciated. And to Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr, thank you for trusting me with the opportunity to inhabit your mother. Lucille Ball is one of Hollywood's greatest icons. She was ahead of her time. From actress to producer to studio head, mother and wife, she's an extraordinary inspiration! Thank you Lucille Ball. And to everyone who worked on this film both in front of and behind the camera, our passionate and hardworking crew, Amazon, Todd Black, Aaron Sorkin, this nomination is ours to share!"

Denzel Washington

"The Tragedy of Macbeth was one of the best experiences of my career," the actor, who is up in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category for his role in the film, said in a statement. "Joel Coen is a genius and I hope the nominations for the film will allow for more people to enjoy a terrific cinematic experience. Thank you to the members of the Academy for the recognition and to A24 and Apple for their ongoing support."

Andrew Garfield

"Never in my wildest dreams did I believe I would be given the chance to honor Jonathan Larson and his legacy of revolutionary art and community healing through this heart-filled movie tick, tick,…BOOM!" the actor, who is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role said in a statement. "By bestowing this recognition upon me, you honor our genius director Lin-Manuel Miranda, our producers Julie Larson, Julie Oh and Celia Costas and our entire cast and crew. We are a true family to our core.

To be among 26 leading male performances to be nominated for an Oscar for their work in a musical, and to be initiated into that group with the likes of Bing Crosby, Roy Scheider, Gene Kelly and James Cagney, I am deeply humbled. 

All I long for is to tell stories that remind us of how to live. Jonathan's story offers us a treasure map. Thank you for keeping his song reverberating through our universe.

Love Andrew."

Troy Kotsur

"This movie has meant so much to me and the cast and crew. Thank you to Siân [Heder] and the team for putting it together and Apple for supporting us throughout this entire journey. What a day! I can still remember watching Marlee [Matlin] win her Oscar on television and telling friends I was going to get nominated one day and them being skeptical. I would like to thank everyone for this huge honor. I am stunned. It's such an honor to see Academy members recognize this film for Best Picture today. It is truly a historic moment. And I was so thrilled to see Siân Heder honored with a nomination for Adapted Screenplay."


Javier Bardem

"To embody Desi Arnaz's spirit was a privilege and an honor and to be connected to his energy and legacy is something I will never forget," the Best Actor in a Leading Role nominee, who starred in Being the Ricardos, said in a statement. "Thank you to his family for trusting me with the responsibility of bringing this larger-than-life entertainer and entrepreneur to screen. Thank you to the Academy for this acknowledgement, it is a very special moment for me to be recognized among the most talented actors of our time; Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Garfield. Congratulations to my friends Nicole [Kidman] and J.K. [Simmons] for your much deserved recognitions. Thank you to Aaron Sorkin for the beautiful script and direction that brought us all here, and finally thank you to Amazon for your unwavering support. I couldn't be happier to share this celebration with my talented wife, Penélope [Cruz], for her work in Parallel Mothers. Thank you." 

Adam McKay

"I could not be more thrilled. Loved seeing the recognition for our incredibly talented composer Nicholas Britell and our legendary editor Hank Corwin," the Don't Look Up writer and director said in a statement. "I am honored by the Best Original Screenplay nomination with David Sirota, especially as I personally started as a writer. And most of all, of course, Best Picture nomination, which is a reflection of hundreds of people who went above and beyond to make this movie happen during such challenging and difficult times. Thank you to the Academy, I'm extremely grateful."


Kodi Smit-McPhee

"Where do I even begin..." Smit-McPhee, who is nominated in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category for his performance in The Power of the Dog, shared in a statement. "I'm simply elated. This is beyond even my wildest imagination. To be nominated for an Academy Award is such a tremendous honor and I'm so thankful to everybody who has played a role in getting me to this position. I'm forever indebted to Jane [Campion]'s brilliance and am eternally grateful for her trust in me to bring Peter to life. She's a singular talent that every actor should be so lucky to work with. I think I can speak for the cast when I say we were in the most trusted hands imaginable. I'm so proud of Jesse [Plemons], Benedict [Cumberbatch], Kirsten [Dunst], Ari, and everybody involved in the production for being so rightfully recognized by the Academy. I'm just so humbled, reflective, and appreciative right now."

Jessica Chastain

"This morning felt like a dream," the Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee, who appeared in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, said in a statement. "As Tammy Faye would say, WE'RE BLEST!!! To be acknowledged by The Academy amongst all of the other incredible actresses that were nominated this year feels surreal. I am incredibly honored to have been recognized along with our brilliant makeup and hair team. This project holds such a special place in my heart. Tammy Faye, thank you for for sharing your love with the world, I am so excited to celebrate the amazing person you are with a new generation. THANK YOU to everyone who helped bring her story to life and to The Academy for acknowledging my role as Tammy Faye. I am over the moon!"

Ciarán Hinds

"Having worked in this industry for nearly 50 years, I thought there wasn't much that could surprise me still," the nominee said about his Best Actor in Supporting Role nod for Belfast. "Today, I can honestly say, I am astounded, thrilled and deeply grateful."

Jessie Buckley

"I am in complete shock!" the Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee said. "The Lost Daughter is so special to me. To be recognized for anything connected to it is just a wild dream come true. And to gorgeous Olivia Colman and our leader and legend Maggie Gyllenhaal, I'm so lucky to share this ride with you incredible women. Thank you."

Diane Warren

"I am so honored and excited to be nominated for 'Somehow You Do' from Four Good Days," the Best Original Score nominee shared. "I stayed up all night with my friends waiting for the nominations. I take nothing for granted. This was a tough and competitive year. I am really proud of this song and the message of hope it conveys at a time when it is needed more than ever. I am humbled by the acknowledgment of the Academy music branch."

Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale & Bradley Cooper

"We want to thank the Academy for this tremendous recognition of so many artists' hard work," the trio said about their four-time nominated movie. "To see Nightmare Alley nominated for Best Picture alongside so many terrific, artistic, unforgettable films is a testament to the entire cast and crew on the production. It took nearly four years to bring this project together, and to see the commitment, creativity and determination of the artisans come to life with nominations for Tamara and Shane for their immersive and inventive production design, Luis for his spectacular and sumptuous costume design, and Dan for his incomparable cinematography, is truly gratifying. We thank Searchlight for never giving up on this film and want to express our appreciation to the wonderful cast for making Nightmare a dream come true."

Steven Spielberg & Kristie Macosko Krieger

"On behalf of our entire production, we are honored that the Academy has recognized our film," the director and producer said in a statement about their seven-time nominated film. "Filmmaking is, by nature, a collaborative experience and we learned first-hand that musicals require a special kind of team effort. We share today's excitement with the families and estates of West Side Story's creators; our fellow nominees; our incredible screenwriter Tony Kushner; our much-missed friend and cheerleader, Stephen Sondheim; and fans all over the world who celebrate West Side Story's singular music and timeless story of intolerance, love and, ultimately, hope."


Benedict Cumberbatch

"I am absolutely floored and humbled by this recognition from the Academy," the Best Actor in a Leading Role and The Power of the Dog star said in a statement. "To be a part of this cinematic masterpiece has been one of the great privileges of my career. Jane Campion, our friend and fearless leader, congratulations on yet again breaking the glass ceiling and thank you for the gift of Phil Burbank; as an actor to play someone this complex, this challenging, this nuanced is truly a reward in and of itself. Kodi, Jesse, and Kirsten, I am so proud of you my friends and for our colleagues whose exceptional work brought this great novel to life on screen. 12 is my new favorite number. Thank you again."


Hans Zimmer

"To our peers in the Academy: Our deepest appreciation," the composer wrote after being nominated in the Best Original Score category for his work in Dune. "But my heart and gratitude belongs to our Director, my fellow artists and our producers. My musicians all came on a reckless journey with me, traveling thousands of miles into the an unknown future, just to find that all the music was right there in their souls and all they had to do was touch and delight the work with it."


Jesse Plemons

"The experience of making The Power of the Dog was one that I will cherish forever," the Best Actor in a Supporting Role nominee said in a statement. "Getting to work alongside such amazingly talented and wonderful people (such as the one and only Kirsten [Dunst]) was everything you hoped filmmaking could be. Thank you to the Academy for this incredible honor."